Water for the world

Water for the world

March 22, 2013By Lisa BosClean Water 2 Comments

Clean water, sanitation and good hygiene are basic necessities most Americans take for granted, but for many children around the world, they can be the difference between life and death. In the world today, nearly one billion people lack access to drinking water from an improved drinking water source such as a simple hand pump … Read More

“Mommy, what does ‘waste’ mean?”

“Mommy, what does ‘waste’ mean?”

March 11, 2013By Guest AuthorAdvocate Stories 5 Comments

By Kristie Urich, Communications Officer, World Vision International My almost 4-year-old daughter is full of questions. I always try to answer them. Sometimes, her questions make me realize just how odd adult life can be and how strange we must seem to children. Then, there are the questions that have more serious answers. Those are … Read More

When water kills

When water kills

March 1, 2013By Lisa BosClean Water No Comments

Water. Turn on the tap. There it is. Wake up in the morning and take a nice long shower. Flush the toilet without a second thought. Now imagine that you wake up in the morning before dawn. You grab a large plastic container and start the 4-mile walk to the river. You have to climb … Read More

Beyond 5 Prayer Guide

Beyond 5 Prayer Guide

February 21, 2013By WV AdvocacyBiblical Call to Advocacy 13 Comments

Update: You can now download a prayer guide to share with your church and your community. Click here and continue to watch Beyond 5 for more updates coming soon! When a child is sick, parents will go to great lengths to ensure their son or daughter recovers. The Gospels share several stories of parents who … Read More

The Problem

The Problem

February 16, 2013By WV AdvocacyHealthy Moms and Kids No Comments

In 2015, 5.9 million babies and toddlers under 5 died from preventable causes. In fact, the majority of children are still dying from disease, lack of nutrition, and complications at birth. Facts about children’s health Each year, 5.9 million children die before their fifth birthdays, many in their first month of life and most from preventable … Read More

The Urgency

February 15, 2013By WV AdvocacyHealthy Moms and Kids No Comments

16,000 children under 5 will die today. What’s even more tragic is that most of these deaths will be from preventable causes like malaria, diarrhea, and lack of nutrition. These are their stories: Losing my daughter to Malaria Children and communities in Albania fight illness and death  Worst place to be a mother, best place … Read More